Phil Spector

“I would be remiss …”

I would be remiss, if I did not mention at this time, one particular person, poet and artist, who confessed to me that he was extremely influenced by the Partridge Family. And that artist is Leonard Cohen. Underneath that brooding, moody, depressed soul which Leonard possesses, lies an out-and-out Partridge Family freak. He never misses their re-runs on Nickelodeon; belongs to their fan club; and for lack of a more appropriate word, is a Partridge Family “groupie,” albeit, one who still remains “in the closet” in connection with these feelings. May I suggest you contact him, and I am sure he will provide you with much in-depth information as to how profound was the way in which the Partridge Family influenced every facet of his personal and professional life.

Text is taken from the book, “Take This Walz, A Celebration of Leonard Cohen.” Edited by Michael Fournier and Ken Norris, published by The Muses Company, Ste. Anne de Belleview, Quebec, 1994.